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Daily Archives: September 24th, 2008

Frank Bompensiero

Frank Bompensiero

In  the mob  the  best time  to  whack out a guy is when he least’s expects it . Like when he is sucking on  some  linguini and clams in  his favorite restaurant ,  or when he is  putting coins in a phone slot in a phone booth.   If he could,  Frank  Bompensiero  would tell  you  this rings true.  

 
Frank “Bomp”  Bompensierowas the  Los Angeles  Mob’s  most lethal weapon.  He
 bumped-off over twenty men
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Frank  had risen to the rank of consigliari  in  the Los Angeles Mafia when I had  met him in 1976.
 A newly minted made-man named Mike Rizzitello introduced me to “Bomp” in a coffee shop in San Francisco. “Rizzi”, as he was called,  told “Bomp” I was a very capable.dear friend of his and that he had known me since I was a young kid.  Capable, is mob speak  for being able to go out cold and whack out some  stiff  on a  bosses orders. Which is what “Bomp” had done many times..Like when he kidnapped a guy named Phil Galuzzo and pistol whipped him, and then shot him six times in the head..
 
.  It wasn’t long after I met “Bomp”  that “Rizzi”  had  made a meet in Du par’s restaurant  with  me and Jack LoCicero –who was another made guy  who spoke  fluent broken English…”Rizzi” said that “Bomp” had  given him the name of  two porn operators that weren’t mobbed up   The porn pair were brothers who operated out of a motel in the San Fernando valley.  Me and Jack, and some  mug named  Dom the pig grabbed one of the them ,  the other one wasn’t there,  and  I shoved  this scared guy up  against a wall  and told  him he and  his  pal  had  to pay tribute to us,  meaning the L.A.family,   if  they were going  to  operate in our city..  The payoffs were collected by the L.A mob for over a year.   Then one day  the sky fell in and  everyone got busted. .
 
. The duo turned out to be FBI agents and they were planted there as part of a sting operation called Forex    Seems  that  the Bomp was a longtime snitch and  had been  playing both sided of the fence   An  FBI agent named Jack Barron had gotten tired of “Bomp’s” selective memory and came up  with a perfect plan for his prize fink…He told  “Bomp” some new guys were operating a porn distribution supplying tapes to Mexico out of a motel and  to see what information he could find out about them.. Barron  counted on  Frankie biting on the bait and cutting  himself and his Mafia pals in on a big payday…Frankie had wasted no  time telling his trusted pal,  Mafia Capo, Jimmy Fratianno about the two  humps that were an easy score because they weren’t with anyone.  Meaning  they weren’t mob protected  and were ripe  to  be financially raped..  Fratianno had given this information to “Rizzi” and  told him  to make the move on the two guys..   After  the shit storm, .the Boss of  the L.A. Mob, Dominic Brooklier, .told Fratianno  to  get to  the bottom of things and find out how Bompensiero came up with the tip.  
 
  When  Fratianno called “Bomp” he immediately smelled a rat when” Bomp” said he whacked-out the guy that gave him  the “bum steer”,and buried him….Fratianno quickly played along  with “Bomp”. Jimmy   knew Frankie’s routine was to make his nightly calls from a payphone that was located a couple of blocks from his home. and  he told Brooklier–who then told him to call “Bomp” on that phone and set him up  for a “Slugger” to whack him out..   While standing in a phone booth  talking on  the phone to  his  pal Jimmy Fratianno , Frankie was pumped  full of  lead from a twenty two automatic with a silencer attached  to  it.. The gun had been fired from the hand of Mob-shooter. Tommy Ricciardi, ,who had been acting on the  orders of Dominic Brooklier.    Covered in Frankie Bompensiero’s blood, Tommy Ricciardi sped away in a car driven by Jack LoCicero  .
Anthony Fiato aka “The Animal”